Monday, January 25, 2010

Meet Our New Neighbors

The recent storm that blew through our valley covered everything with a powdery white blanket of snow.  Over this past weekend we were able to observe and enjoy the antics of a couple of our neighbors romping and playing in their new white world.  Yesterday our dog Maggie let us know that these same neighbors had taken up residence under the huge stack of hay in the pasture next door.
Here are a few photos that I shot through our upstairs window.  They came out much better than I had expected considering that this hay stack is about 100 yards away, but I knew if I were to go outside with my camera these shy little neighbors of ours would have disappeared and I would have nothing to share at all.

I think that this is the male.
He appeared to be very restless
and moved around a lot
keeping a eye out for intruders.

The Fox on top of the hay is also a Red Fox
although she is what they call a gray
or coyote colored Red Fox.

Close up of Mr. Fox....

Mr. Fox
Keeping a watchful eye...
Out of the wind...
Enjoying the sunshine!


  1. Those are some awesome shots MJ, Congratulations! That is so cool, I'd love to have Mr. and Mrs Fox as neighbors. :)
    I bet they were hunting for some tasty mice at those hay bales.


  2. Love the pictures. We had a fox den on our property all summer, but never could get a picture of those little rascals. There were 4 babies and they would come out and play at dusk.

  3. Oh how cool. We too had red fox residing for 2 yrs in the back of the shed next to our hound dogs!
    The kits would come out and play in the yard and we just watched.

  4. Wow! Great shots! I like your new neighbors.

  5. Oh my this is really a paradise for the foxes. And y our pictures are actually quite rare in the blogging world. I don't remember seeing any that are better or more pronounced than these.

    And, since you asked about the difference between the barn swallow and the tree swallow, I went back and added the barn swallow to the tree swallow post on my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog. I should have done that to begin with.

  6. Gorgeous!Foxes are too cool...what a treat!

  7. Beautiful photos! What a treat to see a pair of them. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. It's funny that we both posted photos of foxes at the same time. Very different backgrounds except for the snow. I'll be back to visit you again.

  8. They are gorgeous and you captured them very well!

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